Author

An author is broadly defined as "the person who originated or gave existence to anything" and whose authorship determines responsibility for what was created.

Narrowly defined, an author is the originator of any written work.

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Chaim Topol - Author
... Topol is also an illustrator, responsible for drawings in several books, including A Treasury of Jewish humour. ...
Bismarck, North Dakota - Notable People
... Leslie Bibb, Hollywood actress and former model Paula Broadwell, a bestselling author and extramarital partner of David Petraeus ... Roughriders slotback Jack Dunham, animator, television producer Alec Brownstein, author, director, creator of The Google Job Experiment John Hoeven, 31st Governor of North Dakota, born ...
Woodbridge, Connecticut - Notable People
... David Gelernter, Yale University professor, noted author, painter and computer scientist Boone Guyton, businessman, author and WWII test pilot who flew the F4U Corsair and Vought V-173 John ...
Author - Compensation
... A standard contract for an author will usually include provision for payment in the form of an advance and royalties ... An author's contract may specify, for example, that they will earn 10% of the retail price of each book sold ... An author's book must earn out their advance before any further royalties are paid ...
Tove Jansson - Work - Author
... Jansson is principally known as the author of the Moomin books – stories for children that involve Jansson's creations, the Moomins ...

Famous quotes containing the word author:

    Most bad books get that way because their authors are engaged in trying to justify themselves. If a vain author is an alcoholic, then the most sympathetically portrayed character in his book will be an alcoholic. This sort of thing is very boring for outsiders.
    Stephen Vizinczey (b. 1933)

    What I like in a good author isn’t what he says, but what he whispers.
    Logan Pearsall Smith (1865–1946)

    Whoever commits to paper what he suffers becomes a melancholy author: but he becomes a serious author when he tells us what he suffered and why he now reposes in joy.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)